Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “Ten Decades, Ten Under-Appreciated Chicago Designs” by Robert Bruegmann

Robert Bruegmann, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will examine the way that the household products designed in, manufactured in, and disseminated out of Chicago had a greater impact on the life of everyday Americans than the avant-garde innovations of the same era. Alison Fisher, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate the discussion.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://newberry.org/09212017-robert-bruegmann-university-illinois-chicago